Rare footage of Queen released on 94th birthday
Buckingham Palace has released private film of the Queen as a child to celebrate her 94th birthday.
The stunning archive footage from the Royal Collection Trust shows the then Princess Elizabeth pushing a doll's pram as a toddler and riding a horse.
Other touching moments showed the closeness bweteen the Queen and her younger sister, the late Princess Margaret.
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Thank you for your messages today, on The Queen’s 94th birthday. In this private footage from the @royalcollectiontrust, we see The Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) playing with her family, including her younger sister Princess Margaret. Head of the Commonwealth, Head of the Armed Forces, Head of State in 16 countries and the longest reigning Monarch in British History. Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Happy birthday, Your Majesty! To those of you also celebrating your birthdays today at home, with or without your loved ones - we send you many happy returns. Visit our highlight to learn more about The Queen’s childhood.
In the clips, the Queen and Princess Margaret are shown playing in the garden as children, trying out a seesaw and patting their beloved dogs.
The footage also shows the two sisters practising dance steps with the Queen Mother.
The Queen is marking her birthday away from her family this year at Windsor Castle as the coronavirus lockdown continues.
Prince Charles paid tribute to his mother with a series of touching images showing the Queen over the years.
In one image, the Queen gazes adoringly at baby Charles in his cot.
In another, the Queen smiles as she is flanked by Charles and her daugher Princess Anne.
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is also shown riding in a carriage with the Queen and Prince Charles.
Prince William wished his grandmother a happy birthday with an Instagram post featuring an image of the Queen visiting the garden designed by Catherine at the Chelsea Flower Show last May.
In the image, Catherine beams as she and William show the Queen around the garden, which featured a treehouse for children and a flowing pebbled brook.
Originally published as Rare footage of Queen released on 94th birthday